Augustine was one of the greatest theologians of all time. He was a wild, intemperate, immoral youth. In spite of his mother’s pleadings and prayers, he grew worse instead of better. But one day he had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ that transformed his life. His restlessness and the practice of sin disappeared. He became one of the great saints of all time. John Newton was a slave trader on the west coast of Africa. One day in a storm at sea he met Jesus Christ. He went back to England and became an Anglican clergyman. He wrote scores of hymns, one of which has become the modern popular song, “Amazing Grace.” This is what Christ can do for anyone who puts his trust in Him. 

2 Corinthians 5:21 MSG

How? you ask. In Christ. God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God.

Your amazing grace transformed even my unworthy life—I love You, Lord Jesus!

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No human experience can fully illustrate the imputed righteousness of God, as conceived by His infinite love. It is a mystery—incomprehensible and inexplicable. Like the mystery of the sun’s heat and light, we cannot measure it or explain it, and yet we could not live without it. Writing of the mystery of completed righteousness, Paul said, “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory… . But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:7, 9). What God has wrought in us is wonderful. But His work has just begun. He has a wonderful, exciting, thrilling future for all of His believing children.

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As I’m on my way back home stopping in Charlotte. Today’s word is Love♡.

Day by Day with Billy Graham devotional was amazing, had to share: 
The first essential for a happy Christian home is that love must be practiced. Homes that are built on animal attraction and lust are destined to crumble and fall. Love is the cohesive force that holds the family together. True love contains an element of spiritual mystery. It embodies loyalty, reverence, and understanding. Love imposes a tremendous responsibility on all members of a family, but it is a responsibility accompanied by glorious rewards. “Love,” says the Bible, “even as Christ … loved the church, and gave Himself for it.” How did Christ love the church? He loved it despite its faults, its mistakes, and its weaknesses. True love does not fail. It loves despite personality defects, physical blemishes, and mental quirks. Love is deep, abiding, and eternal. Nothing can bring a sense of security into the home as true love can.

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A Simple Message

The great Swiss theologian, Dr. Karl Barth, was probably in his generation the greatest theologian in the world, and a great philosopher as well. I did not always agree with him, but he was my friend and I respected him. While he was in this country, a student at one of the seminaries said, “Dr. Barth, what is the greatest truth that ever crossed your mind?” All the seminary students were sitting on the edge of their seats to hear some great, profound, deep, complicated answer. Dr. Barth slowly raised his great shaggy gray head and looked at the student and said, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

Daily Prayer

Lord Jesus, may I always keep the knowledge of Your love in true simplicity—unencumbered by much learning. Thank You for loving me.

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"As we flick the calendar to a new year, we come face to face with the fact that our days on earth are numbered. As the Psalmist wrote, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” No thoughtful person can approach New Year’s Day without some introspection. We are reminded of the brevity of time. We also look back over our failures, mistakes, and missed opportunities, and vow that we will make better use of our time during the coming year. We should take time to be pleasant, to smile, to extend the small courtesies we often omit—to show love to our family. Psychiatrists tell us that most people are starved for love. Take time for the goodbye kiss; we shall go to work with a sweeter spirit. Let us take time to get acquainted with our families. We are not machines. We are not robots. The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love. Let us take time to express our love in a thousand ways." 
-Billy Graham
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Use your lips to speak life , speak hope and revive the faith of people submurged in a fallen world. You are the light of the world, the shining light of the city on a hill. He died for you to glory him with all the good things you have …that were not a coincedence. You your lips to pray over all those around you because you dont know their latest stuggle, niether is it your problem..our job is to trust God to take care of their lives and piece it back together. Dont underestimate the power of God who holds you in his hands during all times. To judge is not your job, but to speak encouraging words and mirror the God who gave it all for you.  #enoughsaid #truestory #God #devotional #speakingmymind #amen
To all my amazing sisters, princesses in the kingdom of the Lord. He who created the earth and entire galaxy has called YOU by name. Was has He been trying to tell you? Its time to tune our ears and listen to the instruction to our next steps. #youversion #devotional #yourfavorisallthatIneed #Godyouaregoodtome #halleluya #saviour #Godthatneverfails #Jesuslives #blessed #rescue #havefaith @anamazinggg @elizabethmiranda @asiahelene @manda_mel @andreavleon #soexcitedbythis   ♡♡
When God talks, he speaks truth. Listen to what he is saying carefully and dont let go of it. Because his promise will keep you standing, it will make you try harder because the promise is coming and it makes you put your best foot forward. Lord, I want to give you the best of me and I dont care if it makes me look weird or too bold. You were bold enough to love me to give your only son, thats why I want to lay my life completely for you. #letsgo #God #REIGNS #Forever #havefaith #perserverance #jesus #hope #prayer #dontgiveup #encouragement #instawrite #devotional #prayernetwork #igersmiami #ig @anamazinggg @elizabethmiranda @asiahelene #coresisters #CPW2013